Bovidae

Morphology

Weight
from 11 to 16 kg for females and from 13 to 20 kg for males
Height
from 45 to 50 cm at withers for females and from 45 to 50 cm at withers for males
Length

Classification

Classe
Mammals
Family
Bovidae
Ovis aries
 

Habitat

Originating in the island of Ushant in the Finistère department. Today flocks are found on the mainland, mainly in western France


DIET

Ewes and sheep feed mainly on grass, flowers and seeds.
 

Reproduction - LIFESPAN

Lifespan : about ten years
Sexual maturity : 6 to 8 months
Gestation : 5 months
 

LIFESTYLE

On its island of origin it provided milk and meat, but in limited quantities given its size. Now it is mainly used as an ‘ecological mower’ in natural reserves, local communities and by individuals to maintain their surroundings.
It is very hardy, withstands the cold and is very undemanding.